Ricepaper Magazine connected with various directors participating in Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), the largest queer arts event in Western Canada and the second-largest film festival in Vancouver is celebrating its 31st year in 2019. This 11-day festival will feature more than 100 films from 27 countries from August 15 to 25, 2019 at the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, the York Theatre, VIFF Vancity Theatre, and the Vancouver Playhouse.
Ricepaper’s Deputy Editor JF Garrard connected with Asian film makers to interview them on their films, processes for making them and what messages they hope to convey. These interviews will be posted in the “Interviews” section of the Ricepaper site and a few will be posted on the jfgarrard.com “interview” section.
The links to the interviews are compiled below (links will be updated as posts are published):
1) LEON LE (Song Lang) Interview
VQFF link: https://queerfilmfestival.ca/film/song-lang/
2) LI CHENG (José) Interview
VQFF link: https://queerfilmfestival.ca/film/jose/
3) LOVE INTERSECTIONS (Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny) Interview
VQFF link: https://queerfilmfestival.ca/artist/intersections/
4) YUKO FEDRAU (Ricecake) Interview
VQFF link: https://queerfilmfestival.ca/film/ricecake/
1) GRAHAM KOLBEINS (Queer Japan) Interview
VQFF link: https://queerfilmfestival.ca/film/queer-japan/